Ten important facts about hospice care you may not know
(source: 2009-2010 NHPCO Outreach Materials)
Many people think hospice care is just about dying. Hospice care is more than that – hospice brings comfort and support to people facing a life-limiting illness. It also reaches out to provide support for the family and friends who love and care for them.
Hospice care honors life’s final journey, leaving a legacy of compassion and caring. Hospice brings comfort, dignity and peace to help people live every moment of life to the fullest, leaving loved ones with memories they can treasure.
Last year, 1.4 million dying Americans were served by the nation’s hospice providers, reports the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Yet there are many facts about hospice that people are not aware of and may keep people from getting this compassionate care when they need it most.